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Statement Joint Legal Defense Team of Francesco Corallo

Philipsburg - The Joint Legal Defense Team of Mr. Francesco Corallo took notice of the press release and statements of the Public Prosecutor's Office of August 3rd, 2018, about Francesco, and wishes to point out the following facts: * While...

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Dear Reader

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."

That is a quote from Saint Augustine. He must be the patron saint of Saba. Because the island is a sight for sore eyes. But you can only truly enjoy Saba's natural beauty and wonder if you choose to travel there and the options to get there have improved by a factor of 3+2+1.

When I contacted the Saba Tourism Director for a statement to add to the article, he had this to say:

" Hi Terrance. It looks good. Great coverage for Saba and the ferries, especially the new airline. The information you provided is up-to-date and factual and I don't think there is anything new to add. Perhaps you can end by stating that: 'If you've always wanted to visit Saba or would like to visit for the first time, the opportunity and the fare has never been better. We're ready and waiting for your visit. More information about our fairytale island can be found on our website at .' - Glenn Holm, Director Saba Tourist Bureau

Mr. Holm is right, ofcourse. The fare has never been better. For only $40 roundtrip, you can visit Saba with the new ferry services starting September 10th. For more information about why, read the full feature article here.

Best regards,

Terrance Rey
The Publisher

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Statement Curacao Public Prosecutor about Francesco Corallo

WILLEMSTAD/PHILIPSBURG -In a press release regarding the asset recovery case against Gerrit Schotte and his lifepartner Cicely van der Dijs, the Curacao Prosecutor's Office pointed out that as much had been said by the defense team in the...

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Mafia profiling

For years the Dutch media has described St. Maarten's own businessman and casino owner, Francesco Corallo, as a 'mafia boss'. Now the press in The Netherlands and in both Curacao and St. Maarten are going a step further and basically trying to...

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Johnson to MP Doran: The people's business is full time job.

PHILIPSBURG - After one month in office, Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic & Telecommunication (TEATT) Stuart Johnson says he remains focused on ensuring that St. Maarten's Airport is restored to full function. Johnson's statement...

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Replacement ministers

MP Doran has a point when he states that every minister has a replacement in the event of their absence. Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin made a point of outlining this clearly during her speech after the swearing in of the Council of Ministers...

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Saba to lose airport but will gain 3 ferries + 1 new airline

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K1 Britannia Foundation rounds off post-Irma activities

Philipsburg, ST. MAARTEN - After almost 11 consistent months of disaster relief activities, K1 Britannia Foundation is rounding off their Irma-focused activities. Since the day of Hurricane Irma on September 6th, 2017, the foundation has been...

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Shooting in Simpson Bay: Man shot to death in vehicle

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Shooting in St. Peters: Man found shot to death in vehicle

ST. PETERS - On Monday, August 6th, 2018, at approximately 6:40 a.m. the Emergency Dispatch received the first call about a man who was found shot to death in his vehicle on the premises of a home on Marigot Hill Road in St. Peters. Immediately...

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Driver falls ill and dies after colliding into roundabout

PHILIPSBURG - The Police Traffic Department is presently investigating a traffic accident which occurred on Monday, August 6th, at approximately 7.50am. According to the report, the driver of a small Hyundai I-10 with license plate 368ZBG971 by...

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Police requesting assistance from community about robberies

PHILIPSBURG - The Special Unit Robbery department of the Police force is once again appealing to the general public for information on the following three (3) robberies. A robbery of the 20th of Mach 2018 that took place on the Road leading to...

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SXMNBA partakes in The Rock da Rim Survival of the...

SINT MAARTEN/ST. EUSTATIUS - August 3 rd to August 5 th, 2018 -- The St. Maarten National Basketball Association (SXMNBA) went overseas to Sint. Eustatius to take part in The Rock da Rim Survival of the Fittest U21 Basketball Tournament for a...

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#RebuildSXM and SMDF Partner for Children

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Smith submits Report on UNESCO conference to Parliament

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BOPP Graduates 80 Participants

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ODM: Don't become Complacent. Be Prepared

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - Fire Chief and National Disaster Coordinator Clive Richardson, is calling on the community to use the time now to re-check storm preparations and to be prepared for the remaining months of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season....

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PUBLIC NOTICE from Milton Peters College (MPC)

To all parents/guardians and students of the Milton Peters College: We would like to inform all parents/guardians of the students attending the Milton Peters College as follows: 1. The schedule for picking up the school books for the academic year...

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Traffic interruption on Cay Bay road starting Tuesday, Aug 7

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Breastfeeding is the "Foundation of Life"

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) an executing department of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, the Department of Labour, would like to inform the Sint Maarten community that World...

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NAGICO launches the Hurricane Xtra Policy

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WIB Supports "Back to School Drive"

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Windward Islands Bank Ltd. (WIB) supports the "3 rd annual Back to School Drive" spearheaded by student Ki-Mani Olivacce, who has called upon the community to donate school supply items for children in need. WIB...

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Philipsburg Jubilee Library closed for inventory August 13

The Philipsburg Jubilee Library will be closed on Monday 13th, 2018, from 8am to 5pm, to continue salvaging materials before the peak of the hurricane season and the possible departure of our current building as it cannot withstand another hit ...

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"Rio goes Green" - regular plastic cups banned from parade

PHILIPSBURG - the 7th Annual Lighted Parade - "Destra Edition" which will take place on August 18th, 2018, in Philipsburg, is promised to be the "Greenest" parade ever, as the Management of Rio Productions has decided to completely ban regular...

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A 'no' for former minister of finance

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CERFP conducts SAR simulations using ropes with the VKC

WILLEMSTAD - The Florida Army National Guard travelled to Curaçao to work with the Vrijwilligers Korps Curaçao (VKC), the volunteer corps for five days on search and rescue (SAR) and medical response tactics with a special emphasis on...

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Spear fisherman caught

WILLEMSTAD - The Coast Guard caught a spear fisherman. He received a fine and his catch was confiscated and destroyed. The man was caught in the act at Marie Pampoen. The destruction of the fish was recorded on video as proof. The Coast Guard...

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Central Bank: risks Giro Bank under control, layoffs needed

WILLEMSTAD - The risks of the Giro Bank are under control, but people have to be fired. This is according to the statements of Deputy Director Supervision Shelwyn Salesia of the Central Bank of Curacao and Sint Maarten. The Girobank has been...

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Plaza Hotel one million dollars cheaper

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Christian Fellowship Total Restoration Dance Ministry to ...

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Earl Duzong Crowned in 'The Rise and Fall of King Solomon'

SINT MAARTEN (SUCKER GARDEN) - Talented actor Earl Duzong will take to the stage once again, this time as one of the wisest kings in the biblical era when he joins the Class 2 of the Cole Bay Methodist Church in 'The Rise and Fall of King Solomon'.

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'The Rise and Fall of King Solomon' Comes to the Big Stage

SINT MAARTEN (SUCKER GARDEN) - Better Opportunity for Talent (BOFT) will on Saturday, August 11, 2018 stage the highly-anticipated biblical love drama, 'The Rise and Fall of King Solomon', at the L.B. Scot Sports Auditorium.

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Registration Now Open for EXPO section at #SPORTSMATTER...

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WITU refutes Duncan's statements regarding principal

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Research into murder and deadly gang violence on the islands

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Vice Minister Colombia receives Prime Minister of Curaçao

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CPS: Prevent Drowning this School Holiday Season

GREAT BAY - Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department in the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), is advising parents and guardians to be vigilant when their children are at the...

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CPS: Stay cool and hydrated during extremely hot weather

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CPS Advises: Ensure your Vaccination Status is Up to Date

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CPS Men's Health 2018: Living a healthier life and more...

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Review LuminAID Packlite Max, a Solar Powered Phone Charger

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CPS calls on communities to clean-up mosquito breeding sites

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - The Collective Preventive Services (CPS), a government department under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, to clean their yards and remove debris in order to prevent mosquito breeding sites.

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Police fine drivers who slowed down to film fatal accident

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Whatsapp users warned to beware of KLM free ticket scam...

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